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Green Procurement

1. How is your department planning to meet the objectives of the Policy on Green Procurement?
CIDA is proceeding with the achievement of its action plan in order to guide the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement by reviewing procedures and processes, and by setting targets.

Green procurement is viewed as an important environmental policy instrument and help minimizing environmental impacts, and in a broader scope, helps achieving sustainable development goals.
2. Has your department established green procurement target?
3. Describe the green procurement targets that have been set by your department and indicate the associated benefits anticipated.
A number of specific strategies and initiatives will be used for implementing green procurement:
  • Refurbishing 50% of existing office furniture and purchasing 25% of new furniture through PWGSC Green Standing Offers.
    • Benefits: Extending life cycle of actual furniture, reducing solid waste from furniture, making use of green tools, reductions in the accommodations cost.
  • Delivering PWGSC training on Green Procurement to credit cards holders (125 employees).
    • Benefits: Better understanding of policy requirements and increase buying through green purchasing standing offers, investing in collective effort to buy green products.
  • Producing reports on green procurement in SAP.
    • Benefits: Better monitoring and reporting of green procurement results and best practices.
  • Applying best practices across branches with the help of project-based Green ambassadors group and a Green Procurement working group.
    • Benefits: Increasing achievements by encouraging collective behaviours in all initiatives such as reducing waste at source, recycling solid waste and buying green products
  • All vehicle fleet is low in CO2 emissions.
    • Benefits: Complying with the Policy on Green Procurement and with the Alternative Fuel Act.